Monday, November 16, 2009

sneaky vegetable muffins

I wanted to use up the rest of the zucchini's I picked from our urban garden on Saturday in a muffin recipe for L'il B. He's pretty good at eating all his veggie's up (his favourites are peas, avocado and carrots), but if I don't work to make them taste good, he'll happily pass on the steamed veg side order. He's been insatiable lately, and I have to admit I've been lazily resorting to prepackaged snacks. As "healthy" as they say they are, they're all laden with sugar and white flour. These muffins are packed with grated carrot and zucchini and made with either wholewheat flour or spelt flour. You could add 1/4 cup crushed walnuts for some added fat and protein if you know your toddler doesn't have any nut allergies.

This recipe made 7 adult muffins and 12 mini muffins. They will freeze for at least a month (or until he gobbles them all up). Enjoy! xo

Ingredients
2 cups spelt flour or wholewheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bi-carb
2/3 cup raw cane sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 medium juicing carrot, grated
1 small zucchini (I used 3 of my mini ones from the garden), grated
1/2 cup sultanas
100 g melted organic butter
2 free range eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup whole organic milk

Directions
Preheat oven to 200˚ and line tray with lightly greased muffin cups (paper optional)
Stir sugar, flour, bi-carb, baking powder, cinnamon together in a large boel.
Add the grated veggies and sultanas until coated with the flour
Whisk in the melted butter, beaten eggs and milk
Spoon the mixture into the muffin tray
Bake for 15-20 minutes (depending on the size of muffin you are baking)
remove and cool in pans for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely




5 comments:

jodi said...

this all looks so great...love the blogspot. hope you're well my love. om!

katepickle said...

Oh yum those muffins sound delish... will have to try them when our zucs grow!

Sheshanna said...

Thanks I'll try those for my little pumpking too! I love adding carrots in babyfoods too. Check these biscuits out: http://newbabyontheblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/carrot-biscuits.html
- An adaptation of a German Christmas biscuits receipe.

Ola said...

This looks great. I have just printed the recipe to give it a try tomorrow.

xxx.

Helen said...

Just made these for my daughter Adelie (she's been very picky lately) and she gobbled them up! I LOVE your blog Meagan, I find it so inspirational. Thanks!

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